Obstruction Pass Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Obstruction Pass Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Olga, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

Lovely, family-friendly hike that leads to a rocky beach alcove. From the car park, hikers can choose upper or lower paths to travel. We chose to go left to hike in (upper) and then the opposite route (lower) to hike out. There are a few slightly moderate ascent/descents in certain areas depending on which way you're traveling, but for the most part the trek is easy-going. We've done this hike two other times when our son was four and six-years-old, and now at eight, he's an old hat at this one. The hike in leads to tent campgrounds and a beach alcove with a gorgeous view of the Obstruction Pass channel. I suggest wearing closed-toed shoes as the rocky beach does make it difficult to walk in sandals or other open-style shoes. Small tide pools allow for some exploration for kids. Leashed pets are permitted as well. Look for the wooden steps that lead down to the beach area. Lots of driftwood makes for great seating to just kick back and take in the scenery.

27 days ago

Very lovely! Easy even for this out of shape gal :)

walking
1 month ago

Very easy walking trail. Beautiful views in the forest and great views of the lake. If you want a short hike or walk this is a beautiful place to be. You will pass the area where people are camping so if it’s an early morning walk you might see a few people emerging from tents.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Quick hike to a beautiful secluded beach and camping area.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fun hike with a few variations to get to and from the beach.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun hike down to a fairly secluded beach. Steep in some sections of high path but easy overall. Not much in the way of views though until you reach the beach. Be sure to bring water, no faucet I could find at trailhead.

walking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

This trail is very peaceful and beautiful. It is fairly narrow and you really need to watch your footing due to tree roots and rocks along much of the trail. We went all the way down to the beach and back. I am fairly out of shape and was a bit out of breath on the way back, but for a normal person, I'm sure it's pretty easy. Overall, this is a very beautiful hike.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great to walk with my kiddo who is six :) loved the signs along the trail and the ending at the beach :)

hiking
Friday, May 02, 2014

Great little hike for families. We called it crab city from the tons of hermit crab residents. It's one of our favorites.

hiking
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Short trail through forest to a beach and campsites on the south end of Orcas island. Good views.

hiking
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

This is a great little trail that is rarely used. We saw one person on our hike, and the views once you get to Obstruction Pass are fabulous. If you're in the area, make time for this trail. You won't be disappointed.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016

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Saturday, February 09, 2013